Foreigners taking over Israeli democracy
There is no doubt that the ability of foreign nationals to contribute so substantially to primary campaigns undermines the right of Israeli citizens to choose their representatives to the Knesset.
I wonder what he thinks of this:-
Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign:
Schweizer also finds that, based on the security measures currently in place, nearly half of Congress is vulnerable to fraudulent and foreign donations.
- The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations
- The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises
- 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months